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varroa mite

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noun var·roa mite \ˈva-rə-wə-\

Definition of varroa mite

  1. :  any of a genus (Varroa) of parasitic Asian mites that suck the hemolymph of honeybees and their larvae; especially :  one (V. destructor) of worldwide distribution that is a serious pest of the European honeybee



Origin of varroa mite

New Latin Varroa, from Marcus Terentius Varro


First Known Use: 1983


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